The Los Angeles Clippers are headed to the playoffs this year for just the second time in 15 years.
Over the last few decades, Clippers fans have at times been tortured beyond reason.
Recent draft picks like Michael Olowokandi, Darius Miles and Shaun Livingston have tantalized but never materialized.
Productive players like Chris Kaman, Baron Davis and Elton Brand have left.
However, a return to recent tumultuous times could be around the corner if any of these possibilities come true.